USN-925-1: MoinMoin vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-925-1

8th April, 2010

moin vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • moin


It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize its input when
processing Despam actions, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS)
vulnerabilities. If a privileged wiki user were tricked into performing
the Despam action on a page with a crafted title, a remote attacker could
exploit this to execute JavaScript code. (CVE-2010-0828)

It was discovered that the TextCha protection in MoinMoin could be bypassed
by submitting a crafted form request. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 9.10:
python-moinmoin 1.8.4-1ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 9.04:
python-moinmoin 1.8.2-2ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 8.10:
python-moinmoin 1.7.1-1ubuntu1.5
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
python-moinmoin 1.5.8-5.1ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
python2.4-moinmoin 1.5.2-1ubuntu2.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.


CVE-2010-0828, CVE-2010-1238